Accession Number : AD0712622

Title :   GAS CHROMATOGRAPHIC DETERMINATION OF PLASTICIZERS IN PROPELLANT COMPOSITIONS,

Corporate Author : EXPLOSIVES RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ESTABLISHMENT WALTHAM ABBEY (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s) : Tunstall,F. I. H.

Report Date : 15 DEC 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The report describes a gas chromatographic method for determining triacetin, diacetin, dimethyl phthalate, or dimethyl sebacate in propellant compositions. The work forms part of an analytical programme undertaken to investigate changes in ballistic performance which occurred when certain colloidal propellants were stored. Results obtained by this procedure showed that the ballistic changes were accompanied by degradation of up to 50% of the triacetin plasticiser present in the original composition. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PLASTICIZERS, *GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY), (*SOLID ROCKET PROPELLANTS, IMPURITIES), AGING(MATERIALS), DEGRADATION, DECOMPOSITION, PHTHALATES, SEBACIC ACID, ESTERS, GREAT BRITAIN

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE